Embracing popular music and examples of traditional and contemporary music in Australia and its region, this unit offers an introduction not only to the genres themselves, but to the themes prevalent in the work of contemporary music scholars. These may include gender and race, ownership and appropriation, reception and transmission, technology and globalisation, music as social behaviour, and music and place. Such themes are considered across the three topic modules: Popular Music (including contemporary Aboriginal music); Traditional Music (Australia, Melanesia) and Australian Music (place and identity, from colonialism to the present day).
1 x 2hr lecture/week, 1 x 1hr tutorial/week
1 x 2000wd essay (40%), 1 x tutorial report (20%), 1 x listening test (20%), overall tutorial participation (20%)